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2007/04 Persian Carpets - Hamadan

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The city of Hamadan, also known as Ekbatana, is located in the west of Iran. In the last century it was a well-known trade- and  meeting place of oriental carpets. The inhabitants of the villages from the wide environment took their knotted carpets to the city and from there they were traded and sold, and from there exported across the world.

The Hamadan carpets are less fine knotted but very durable. These carpets have a high pile and feel thick and heavy. Schering and weft are made of cotton and wool and the Ghiordes Turkish knot is used. The sides of the Hamadan rugs are from wool or a blend of wool and camel hair. Most Hamadan carpets have frills on one side and a narrow twined edge on the other side. Older Hamadans are often beautiful to look at, some Hamadan carpets look as if they were made of silk.

Many villages have their own patterns and motifs. Red, blue, beige, and even brown and orange, are the most common colours. Florale patterns are frequently used. Very recognizable motifs are boteh, and Herati and ranken. Small size carpets and runners are the most common ones.

If you would like to look at more Hamadan carpets please fill out our contact form. Van der Hulst Oriental Carpets can introduce you to the largest importers of oriental and Persian carpets.



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